Former Malaysia prime minister,

Mahathir Mohamad said about

Flight 370, "Someone is hiding

something. It is not fair that MAS

and Malaysia should take the blame,"

he wrote. Dr Mahathir suggested the

United States’ Central Intelligence

Agency had knowledge of the

disappearance of the plane with

239 people on board but was not

sharing it with Malaysia.

He also claimed that Boeing, the

plane’s maker, and "certain"

government agencies, have the ability

to remotely take over control of

commercial airliners such as the

missing Boeing 777.

"For some reason, the media will

not print anything that involves

Boeing or the CIA," he said.

"The plane is somewhere, maybe

without MAS [Malaysia Airlines]

markings," he said. "It is a waste

of time and money to look for debris

or oil slick or to listen for pings from

the black box."

Dr Mahathir wrote in his latest

blog that planes "don’t just disappear

…certainly not these days, with all

the powerful communications

systems, radio and satellite tracking

and filmless cameras which operate

almost indefinitely, and possess

huge storage capacities".

"Can it not be that the pilots of MH370

lost control of their aircraft after

someone directly or remotely activated

the equipment for seizure of control of

the aircraft?" he wrote.

Meanwhile, relatives of the 12 crew

members on the plane claim Malaysia

Airlines abandoned them after

discovering they had engaged US law firm

Ribbeck Law Chartered for legal


Jacquita Gonzales, the wife of Patrick

Gomez who was the in-flight supervisor

on MH370, said the airline sent relatives

an email last Friday advising that

caregivers who had been assigned to

help families had been terminated. The

airline earlier this month closed family

assistance and accommodation centers

in Beijing.

"…it’s actually not right because our

caregivers are not there to advise on

legal matters." Ms Gonzales said the airline

had told relatives to now engage with the

airline through lawyers.

"As far as I am concerned, my husband is

still an employee of MAS…as far as I am

concerned, my husband is still on MH370, a

flight to Beijing and he has not come back

from Beijing yet," she said.

(Video: under 3 minutes):

FLIGHT 370: Former Malaysian Prime Minister

Accuses CIA of Cover-Up

– Alexandra